Mike Thomas is our answer for the probable departure of Nate Washington.
Thomas was phenomenal at the combine, running a 4.40 in the 40 yard-dash, pulling off a 40.5'' vertical, a 10' 6'' broad jump, and a 6.65 time in the 3-cone drill.
Thomas, 5' 8'' 195 lbs, is a little guy with great speed, and other desirable characteristics that receivers should have. His route running is said to be crisp, his hands, reliable, with the ability to make catches away from his body.
As he is the Pac-10 all time receptions leader, I would've thought that Thomas would be projected to go around late day 1, but as of right now he's projected to be picked around early to mid day 2. Our 3rd round comp sound like a good price for this guy?
To me, he seems to be a huge sleeper in this year's draft, and a guy who can provide us with a great deep threat and a deadly return man. I wish I had some highlights to show, but unfortunatley there are few available.
I'm looking forward to seeing if the Steelers are on the same page as me with this one.